The Walker Art Center and Highpoint Editions are delighted to announce our latest co-publication, a new limited edition print by Jim Hodges. This spectacular seventy-nine color work entitled Bringing in the Ghosts is the fourth and final print in the series loosely based on the transition of seasons.
Created in support of the artistic programs of Walker Art Center and Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Bringing in the Ghosts suggests the many changes that come with the season of fall evoked by the artist through a multitude of layered materials and colors.
In this most recent work Hodges utilizes a signature motif suggesting landscape in a rich palette of summer greens, blues and earth tones that fracture, revealing hints of brightly colored metallic foils breaking through from the back as dots of yellow, gold, bronze, copper, orange and red appear dancing across the surface.
Viewing all four prints together as a complete set, we see how Hodges so beautifully captured the transitions and transformation from season to season. While each work is as distinctive as the seasons they conjure, Bringing in the Ghosts shares similarities with each print created before it. The greens of trees and pale blues of water in Of Summer have a strong presence in Ghosts, which fades away into the gray and stark white of Winter Speaks and Finally, while the bright golds, yellows and oranges offer shimmering glimpse of nature’s brilliance just before the darkness of winter moves in.
About Jim Hodges
Since the late 1980s, Jim Hodges has created a broad range of work exploring themes of fragility, temporality, love and death utilizing a highly original and poetic vocabulary. His works frequently deploy different materials and techniques, from ready-made objects to more traditional media, such as graphite, ink, gold leaf and mirrored elements. Charting both the overlooked and obvious touchstones of life with equal attention and poignancy, Hodges’ conceptual practice is as broad and expansive as the range of human experiences he captures.
Hodges has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at venues across the United States and Europe including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Camden Art Centre, London; the Aspen Art Museum; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Association Internationale des Critiques d’art in 2006, the Albert Ucross Prize in 2001, and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 1995.
Hodges (b. 1957, Spokane, WA) currently lives and works in Spokane, WA and holds a studio in NYC.Hodges is represented by Gladstone Gallery (New York).